The LED lighting industry has been on an upward trajectory for years now as it becomes the go-to brand for energy-efficient lighting in the 21st century. Kimberly LED Lighting is riding that wave, expanding its sales and moving to a bigger facility this summer.
The 8-year-old company is putting the finishing touches on a new facility in Clarkston. A move-in is set for August. The new facility will be exponentially larger than its current office in Auburn Hills.
“We’re going from 5,000 square feet to 25,000 square feet,” says Doug Jenkins, managing partner of Kimberly LED Lighting. “It’s a pretty big jump.”
Kimberly LED Lighting specializes in changing out traditional incandescent bulbs for LED lighting in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Often LED lighting is up to 70-80 percent more energy efficient than traditional options.
The switch to LEDs has allowed Kimberly LED Lighting to double its sales each year, and nearly triple them in the last year. The company has also hired three people over the last year, expanding its staff to a dozen full-time employees handling everything from LED switches in houses to factories.
“The bread and butter of LEDs right now is in the commercial and industrial side,” Jenkins says. “Businesses are getting payback on them within two years.”
Source: Doug Jenkins, managing partner of Kimberly LED Lighting
Writer: Jon Zemke
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